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JIFA is the leading partner for judicial training across Africa. Offering University certified courses, bespoke training, and carefully curated resources, our work is informed by needs identified by judges, and our training is all judge-led.

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The Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) is based at the University of Cape Town in the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU)

JIFA complements the work being done by domestic judicial institutes in Africa, where they exist, and offers opportunities for judges from jurisdictions where there are no judicial institutes to participate in courses for professional development.

We currently have a number of courses on offer and can also design and present bespoke courses on request. Through education, support and global partnerships, we equip judicial officers with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of our evolving legal landscape.

We are distinct from other training institutes on the continent, in that we offer a bouquet of ongoing resources and support to judges once training has been completed.  

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